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Local Worshipping Communities of BYM and Covid-19

Each of Baltimore Yearly Meeting's worshiping communities are encouraged to carefully consider all options during the current pandemic. After reviewing all the information available, the Yearly Meeting encourages all to consider cancelling in-person Meeting for Worship. Please consider the demographic makeup of our communities. Moreover, if everyone practices social distancing, it not only protects the health of those in our communities but supports the public health of the wider community and helps slow the spread of the disease and take pressure off our health care systems.

As we learn of the decisions being made by our communities, we will list them here and update as often as possible. When possible, the status will include a link to a copy of the most current information we have.

4/2/2020 Update: The Yearly Meeting is beginning to collect details of how the local communities are making virtual worship available. As these are obtained, the listings have a link that starts an email to request the connection information. We will forward the details on request as quickly as possible.

District of Columbia Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Friends Meeting of Washington Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting listserve) 04/07/2020

 

Maryland Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Adelphi Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship and associated activities canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting listserv) 04/16/2020
Annapolis Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship is canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting announcements) 04/16/2020
Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run All activities canceled. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting newsletter) 04/07/2020
Bethesda Friends Meeting Closed from 03/13/2020 through 04/13/2020. Bethesda Friends are worshiping each Sunday together from 11:00 to 12:00. Some are worshiping in their homes, knowing that we are doing so with other Bethesda Friends. Others are seeing and hearing one another in Zoom Meeting for Worship at the same time. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting clerk) 04/10/2020
Deer Creek Meeting No information has been received 03/15/2020
Frederick Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting announcements) 04/07/2020
Gunpowder Friends Meeting All activities canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per April newsletter) 04/16/2020
Homewood Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting list serve) 04/03/2020
Little Falls Friends Meeting Meeting for worship canceled through end of March. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting list serve) 03/16/2020
Patapsco Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per email sent to Meeting community) 04/07/2020
Patuxent Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per email sent to Meeting community) 04/07/2020
Pipe Creek Friends Meeting Meeting House open but no formal Meeting for Worship, Friends encouraged to maintain social distance (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship cancelled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting announcements) 04/16/2020
Takoma Park Preparative Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Worship in homes, then virtual worship sharing, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting listserv) 04/25/2020

 

Pennsylvania Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Carlisle Quaker Meeting Meeting for Worship cancelled until further notes (per email from clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Dunnings Creek Friends Meeting Meeting House will be open and social distancing in force for anyone who attends, but Friends are encouraged to worship at home (per phone call with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Eastland Preparative Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/24/2020
Gettysburg Monthly Meeting Meeting for worship canceled until further notice. Virtual checking in and discussion. (per email from clerk of Meeting) 04/07/2020
Little Britain Monthly Meeting See information for Eastland Preparative and Penn Hill Preparative 03/15/2020
Menallen Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship being held, Friends encouraged to maintain safe distances (per email from member of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Nottingham Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Information about virtual connections with Friends available. (per email from Meeting clerk) 04/25/2020
Penn Hill Preparative Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/24/2020
State College Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Warrington Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being considered. (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/27/2020
West Branch Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship cancelled until further notice (per email from clerk of Meeting) 03/23/2020
York Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Information about virtual connections with Friends available. (per email from Meeting representative) 04/07/2020

 

Virginia Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Alexandria Friends Meeting All activities, including Meeting for Worship, at the Meeting House canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting newsletter) 04/11/2020
Augusta Worship Group Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. 04/02/2020
Blacksburg Friends Meeting In-person Meeting for Worship canceled until early June. Meeting for Worship in homes. Keeping in contact through Google Group and online sharing of joys and concerns after worship. Virtual sharing information is available, click here to request connection information.(per email from Clerk of the Meeting) 05/16/2020
Charlottesville Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting mid-week notes) 04/10/2020
Fauquier Friends Worship Group Meeting for Worship being held on 03/15/2020. Friends are asked to use appropriate precautions 03/14/2020
Floyd Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. After Meeting for Worship concludes, the Clerk gets online and starts an email thread for Friends to share “joys, sorrows and concerns”. (per email from attender) 04/07/2020
Goose Creek Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting list serve) 04/16/2020
Herndon Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per email from member of Meeting) 03/25/2020
Hopewell Centre Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per email from member of Meeting) 04/02/2020
Langley Hill Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until end of April. Virtual worship being used (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/27/2020
Lynchburg Indulged Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship with Roanoke Friends Meeting being held. (per email from member of Roanoke) 03/24/2020
Mattaponi Friends Meeting No information has been received 03/15/2020
Maury River Friends Meeting MR Friends are now worshipping in three ways according to the safety considerations and internet capacity of individuals: separately at home at 10 am on Sundays; joining worship by Zoom at 10 am followed by 1/2 hr of sharing; or at our Meetinghouse sitting at least 10 ft apart, wearing masks and using sanitizer. 06/02/2020
Midlothian Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship and all other activities canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per email from Meeting member) 04/25/2020
Norfolk Worship Group Meeting for Worship will be held with appropriate distancing in practice 03/21/2020
Richmond Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Meeting House closed to all users until further notice. The Clearing closed through the end of April. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting list serve) 04/11/2020
Roanoke Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled through end of March. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting website) 04/07/2020
Valley Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Friends "worship in place" at home and share messages by email afterwards, click here to receive information on message sharing. (per email from newsletter editor). (per weekly newsletter) 04/25/2020
Williamsburg Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per weekly newsletter) 04/13/2020

 

West Virginia Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Buckhannon Preparative Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 04/02/2020
Monongalia Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled, virtual worship being used (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Shepherdstown Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used, click here to request connection information. (per Meeting list serve) 04/07/2020

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